The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse - Bloomberg


30 bookmarks. First posted by Buffalo_Goku 11 days ago.


If Amtrak and New Jersey Transit have to rely on a single Hudson tunnel, they could operate just six trains an hour, rather than the current 24. It’s hard to overstate the economic impact that would have on New York City.
nyc  subway 
9 days ago by mookieproof
The Most Awful Train Station in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse

To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, in the dark.…
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9 days ago by zephoria
look if we want to start pointing at shithole countries, we can literally start at home
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9 days ago by girma
A few weeks later, a sewage pipe spewed waste onto a heavily trafficked concourse—an honest-to-God shitstorm.
infrastructure  usa  trains 
10 days ago by libbymiller
The addition of New Jersey Transit trains in the 1990s was both an economic boon to the region—I bought a house in Maplewood, N.J., in 1996 so I could ride the new Midtown Direct to work—and the beginning of Penn Station’s transformation from mere malodorous eyesore to Hieronymus Bosch-grade hellhole.

GREAT LANGUAGE. NEARLY FROZE MY BUTT OFF WHEN I COULDN'T GET A TAXI THERE ONCE.
nyc  transportation  infrastructure 
10 days ago by whip_lash
"Shabby infrastructure demeans a great city."
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10 days ago by xbryanx
To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, in the dark.…
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10 days ago by bdeskin
Think Penn Station is bad? Let’s go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels that lie beneath.

His team found that the 1960s creation of Battery Park City—an expansion of Manhattan island into the Hudson, using landfill from the excavation of the World Trade Center site—altered the way the river flows. As a result, a good part of the silt protecting the train tunnels has been carried off.
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10 days ago by jellis
The most awful train station in America could get unimaginably worse https://t.co/k7HDGzq8xF via @BW
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11 days ago by karmakaze
To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, in the dark.…
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11 days ago by jrdodds
Think Penn Station is bad? Let’s go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels that lie beneath.
11 days ago by cwilkes
"the only imaginable way the station could be any worse is if [Penn Station] were underwater."
11 days ago by mcdan
Think Penn Station is bad? Let’s go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels that lie beneath.
NYC  transportation 
11 days ago by andyhuey
Our train (unsurprisingly) is operating at reduced speed because of an electrical glitch, which just gives us more time to gawk at the damage. There are eerie, nearly fluorescent white stains on the tunnel walls that look like they were painted by a giant with a roller brush. via Pocket
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11 days ago by drewcaldwell
Donald Trump campaigned as the guy who would rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure, promising a $1 trillion plan to repair roads, bridges, tunnels, the electrical grid, and more. It was possible to think that Penn Station might be saved // really? He's *Trump*!
nyc  infrastructure  trump 
11 days ago by yorksranter
RT : Guys, bad news. Penn Station might get much, much worse.
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11 days ago by KMcGrane
trains are good, Penn station is very very bad
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11 days ago by alexhern
The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse... http://ift.tt/2mefXE2
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11 days ago by Buffalo_Goku